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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,400,577
Posted By tttomttt
Well I would guess that depends on your vehicle....

Well I would guess that depends on your vehicle. We have had this X for 2 years now and after all the initial preventative maintenance I have done (valve cover gasket, OFHG, Vanos rebuild etc. etc.)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,400,577
Posted By tttomttt
Replaced front wishbone assy, replaced bushings...

Replaced front wishbone assy, replaced bushings and ball joints of the tension strut, drivers CV axle(boot tear), repaired frozen passenger side caliper and replaced rotor all in the pursuit of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By tttomttt
+1 on the aux water pump as that hung me up as...

+1 on the aux water pump as that hung me up as well in the past. Easy to replace once you remove the air cleaner box.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-25-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By tttomttt
Love the look. Quite a nice X.

Love the look. Quite a nice X.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-07-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By tttomttt
I know this may sound way too easy but is the...

I know this may sound way too easy but is the fluid level correct?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-26-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 927
Posted By tttomttt
Not to rain on your parade.... but an impact gun...

Not to rain on your parade.... but an impact gun on a spark plug sounds like a recipe for disaster. I would never ever ever use any type of gun on a spark plug. I can only hope you were kidding.
As...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-26-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By tttomttt
You got to love the things you learn on here....

You got to love the things you learn on here. That is a great tool to learn. I always learned that in a curve you watch the outside line and it guides you through the turn without variation.
T
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By tttomttt
Just curious if the car sickness is related to...

Just curious if the car sickness is related to highway driving or all driving. I have been in cars with other people driving and when they reach the highway they tend to constantly move the wheel...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-11-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By tttomttt
I seem to remember that there is a belt for...

I seem to remember that there is a belt for hydraulic tensioner and a different belt for mechanical tensioner.
I apologize is this was mentioned already as I did not read the all the posts.
Glad...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,400,577
Posted By tttomttt
Yesterday I did the transmission service on my...

Yesterday I did the transmission service on my 3.0 X5. Went very smoothly. Oil although smelly was fairly clean for 98,000 mi and very little gray matter on the magnet. You really have to love the GM...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-19-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By tttomttt
If you are familiar with other forums especially...

If you are familiar with other forums especially BMW you should give more info so others can help. If it is a 3.0 it is very easy. Other engines I would not know. Either way do a search there are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-29-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,279
Posted By tttomttt
back up camera

If you reference Crowz's installation within this forum I used the same camera from Amazon I believe. Very inexpensive camera and great quality picture.

The relay I just did a search and followed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,279
Posted By tttomttt
I followed a diy with a relay for the power to...

I followed a diy with a relay for the power to activate the camera when put into reverse.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,279
Posted By tttomttt
follow Crowz's installation for aftermarket head...

follow Crowz's installation for aftermarket head unit. The camera was inexpensive and has a great picture.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By tttomttt
Interesting read.

Interesting read.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By tttomttt
GAS

Anyone using this GAS kit. As usual their products look nice.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By tttomttt
Forgot to mention that both cars are automatic...

Forgot to mention that both cars are automatic with clutch fans that were serviceable.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By tttomttt
On 2 of my vehicles both of which are M54's the...

On 2 of my vehicles both of which are M54's the aux fan stopped working. With A/C on and a hot humid summer day the temp gauge would rise when stopped at a traffic light. I was able to source a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By tttomttt
I ended up purchasing the NT644pro for $518. One...

I ended up purchasing the NT644pro for $518. One of the main factors was the battery registration option. The website stated the only scanner able to do this was the NT644 pro. In addition I maintain...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By tttomttt
explanation

Nice explanation. Makes sense. I hope for them it really is that simple. I wonder what the cause of the maladjustment would be.

Certainly gives you a place to start and all troubleshooting charts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By tttomttt
I would say on the side that has .5v use your...

I would say on the side that has .5v use your voltmeter probe touching 1 socket connection and then ground the other voltmeter probe to ground on the vehicle. If you get normal voltage from either...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,008
Posted By tttomttt
Harbor freight $19.99 for 2 bits. 1 of which goes...

Harbor freight $19.99 for 2 bits. 1 of which goes up to 1 3/8." Just above the 32mm size.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-13-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,008
Posted By tttomttt
Certainly boring the hole is the answer however...

Certainly boring the hole is the answer however it is also the problem. Meaning you must have a drill bit that size in order to make that happen. Perhaps a step drill would work I would have to look...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,754
Posted By tttomttt
I just thoughtfully went through this on my...

I just thoughtfully went through this on my recently purchased 05 530I when I heard a belt squeak yesterday as I was running errands. When I popped the hood I saw the old type tensioner still...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By tttomttt
Excellant:thumbup:

Excellant:thumbup:
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